Printing Types: Their History. Forms, and Use.

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Creator

Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860–1941)

Title

Printing Types: Their History. Forms, and Use.

Publisher

Harvard University Press

Date

1922

Coverage

Cambridge

Subject

Two volumes. Octavo.

Description

Covering four centuries of typographic practice in the Latin alphabet from Germany, France, and Italy, to England, the lowlands, Spain, and the New World, Updike reviews in depth the development of typography from its beginnings to the time of his writing. He delves into a complex subject with clarity, insight, and style.

Updike’s historical chapters are sandwiched between an introduction and conclusion relating the study to contemporary printshop practice. Almost all of the advice provided in those sections are as applicable today as they were a century ago, when Printing Types first appeared in print.

Relation

PROVENANCE: Martin Hutner, author of several books and articles on Daniel Berkeley Updike and the Merrymount Press